American Idol 2023 Episode 10 Recap: Top 26 at Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part 1
In a historic first, "American Idol" has a Top 26! In this electrifying episode, the first fortunate 13 finalists took the stage at enchanting Disney Resort in Hawaii and gave it their all in front of judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, while also receiving invaluable guidance from guest mentor and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Allen Stone. As host Ryan Seacrest noted, the fate of each contestant rests solely in the hands of the voting public. Let's dive into the unforgettable moments of this epic episode!
Soulful sounds of Bob Marley echoed through the night as guest mentor/Grammy-nominated Allen Stone took the stage.
This episode of "American Idol" was a thrilling ride, not just for the the contestants' Hawaiian experience but also for the astounding performances:
• Elise Kristine belted out Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero" with confidence
• Oliver Steele's guitar skills were on full display as he crooned "Better Together" by Jack Johnson
• Matt Wilson sang a heartfelt rendition of "Speechless" by Dan+Shay
• Kaeyra took the stage by storm with "Don't Let Go (Love)" by En Vogue
• PJAE brought chills to the stage with his performance of "Golden" by Jill Scott
• Guest mentor Allen Stone pays tribute to his idol Bob Marley with a cover of "Is This Love"
• Zachariah Smith dedicated his performance "Lucille" by Little Richard to his mamaw
• Mariah Faith sang "You Should Probably Leave" by Chris Stapleton
• Emma Busse challenged herself with "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith
• Warren Peay threw our hats off with his version of "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele
• Nailyah Serenity took the risk and performed "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton
• Haven Madison showcased a new side of herself with "The Middle" by Zedd and Maren Morris & Grey
• Lucy Love chose to bring "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner to the audience
• Iam Tongi made his island proud with "Don't Let Go" by Spawnbreezie.
But wait, there's more! The excitement continues as the remaining 13 contestants take the stage to perform for your vote TOMORROW night! Be sure to tune in TOMORROW at 8/7c on ABC and watch as Noah Cyrus joins as a guest mentor, guiding the contestants in their quest to win your hearts and votes.